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January 7, 2020

Day 1 Browning 2020

by carrollministry


A Carroll College Group of students are embarking on an adventure to Browning Montana on a Headlights Immersion Week. The first day started with us climbing into cars at 6 AM and driving 3 hours to Browning Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. We arrived in Browning at 9:30am and went straight to the grocery store to get all of the supplies and food for the week. Then, we went to our residence for the week, which is a bunkhouse on the Holy Family Mission a little outside of Browning. After settling in, we went to Mass at Little Flower Parish in Browning. There we experienced the Blackfeet Indian Culture. They were very welcoming, and even gave us a traditional blessing at the end. After Mass, we headed over to St. John Baptist De Le Salle Blackfeet School. There we sadly learned that one of school’s structures, a trailer that housed some offices and records was broken into and set on fire. There were very few items that survived the fire unfortunately. While the school dealt with this unfortunate ordeal, we went to lunch at Subway across the street. After lunch, we went back to the school for our orientation. There we learned a brief history of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe and what our role was to be during our time at De la Salle school over the week, as well as what grades we were going to be helping out with. After orientation, we went back to the mission and went for a walk to a river close by. We were given some quiet time to reflect on our day and prepare our hearts for the week. It was a beautiful sight as we walked by the river and experienced the beauty of God’s creation. We reflected at the river about how God has a plan for us and even though we can’t see the end result, we can trust in his plan for us. After our walk by the river, we went back to the bunkhouse where the La Sallean volunteers made us dinner. There were about 20 of us in all sitting around a large table, meeting new friends and having good food and conversation. At dinner, some of us were also able to talk to our home room teachers of the grades we were going to be with for the week to discuss in detail about our role in the classroom. After dinner, we talked as a group for a while and shared the blessings God put before us that day. We ended the night in prayer, and went to bed, and are so excited for what God has in store for us tomorrow!

Noah and Ali

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